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  • gm280 commented on GreatScottLab's instructable Make Your Own Solid State Relay1 day ago
    Make Your Own Solid State Relay

    Mechanical Relays, Solid State Relays and even MOSFET switches all have their place in the scheme of things. Picking the proper one is the option of the person designing the circuit. They all have their pros and cons.

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  • gm280 commented on lucychops's instructable Hamburger Birthday Cake1 day ago
    Hamburger Birthday Cake

    I like it. What a creative design and execution. Bravo!

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  • gm280 commented on andreash79's instructable The PotLock1 day ago
    The PotLock

    Interesting project. And you made it without an Arduino. That in itself is refreshing to see.

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  • gm280 commented on ONESHOP Community's instructable Refurbish Kitchen Table1 day ago
    Refurbish Kitchen Table

    Nice refurbishing. The contrasting colors work good together.

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  • gm280 commented on mr_fid's instructable Radio Controlled Electric Hovercraft 1 day ago
    Radio Controlled Electric Hovercraft

    Nice combination of multiple skills. Great project. Thumbs Up!

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  • gm280 commented on 4DIYers's instructable How to Patch a Rusted Lawn Mower Deck1 day ago
    How to Patch a Rusted Lawn Mower Deck

    I have been doing this for decades now. And if you catch the rust and cracks soon enough, simple welding can fix a lot of them before they get too bad. Nice repair jobs though.

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  • Dig Out Your Crawl Space/ Basement for Under $100

    Those Dust Deputies are amazing. Since I made such a setup myself, and I didn't use bubblegum as a sealer not know which type gum to use, it is amazing to see near nothing in the vac and everything in the bucket.

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  • Removing Over-tightened Lock Bolts on Car Wheels

    Nice write up project. I drive such old vehicles that nobody would want to steal them let alone their wheels. But I do keep them in near new condition and they crank and drive like new as well.

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  • How to Fill a Balloon With Baking Soda & Vinegar

    Too bad the vinegar and baking soda doesn't produce helium gas instead of CO2. That would really be neat. But nice idea anyway. Thumbs Up!

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  • Construct a Ham Receiver From Electronic Components: Solder a Ramsey FR146 2 Meter FM Kit

    All I have to say is, I sure miss Heathkit. I believe I owned half of Heathkit before they closed up. I build so many Heathkits it was amazing. TV, Stereos, Headphones, Tachs, Guitar Amps, Radio Control Units, Meters, Metal Detectors, Color Organs, Speakers and the list goes on and on. I lived to build kits. Sad I don't see many these days interested in such things. Building and Designing Electronics was my career. Nice project. Thumbs Up! Now you need to build the transmitter.

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  • gm280 commented on Geeze1's instructable Iris Guitar Amp 1 week ago
    Iris Guitar Amp

    Bravo sir, Bravo. That looks unique enough to win. Let us know how you come out.

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  • Winter Is Coming - We Need to Take Care of Dragon-dogs

    I surely hope people do think about and take care of their furry friends. They are 24/7/365 giving animals that love you regardless what. But think about them since cold weather is now upon us. How can anyone not love a dog? IDK

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  • gm280 commented on vederstein's instructable Aluminum Foundry1 week ago
    Aluminum Foundry

    I do like your idea of the little metal parts you welded into the tank to help hold the cement in place. Maybe you can come back and give us an update if that seems to help after a few firerings and melts. I am also looking to build such a setup and am reading everything I can about it. Nice design and ideas.Thanks.

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  • gm280 commented on Withered Perception's instructable DIY $5.00 Sandblaster1 week ago
    DIY $5.00 Sandblaster

    I have been using sandblasters for decades. And there are lots of different blasting media to use as well. Nice simple design for a small hand held setup. To help with the media collection, you can use a cardboard box for smaller items you blaster so you can collect the blasting media again. Just an idea. Thumbs Up!

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  • gm280 commented on lmack05's instructable Sturdy Queen Bed1 week ago
    Sturdy Queen Bed

    Nice design and finished product. Now start building the rest of the furniture, like the dresser, and chest of draws and of course the night stands. This is how it starts. You are now on your way to build more furniture. Thumbs Up!

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  • gm280 commented on qthurtle's instructable Myford ML10 Lathe Chuck Soft Jaws1 week ago
    Myford ML10 Lathe Chuck Soft Jaws

    I seen Keith Fenner on You Tube channel make basically the same thing. But then with typical chuck jaws, how could there be any different pattern. I have a lathe and it has the typical three jaw chuck. But I want to go to a four jaw for better removal of offset issues. Nice project you posted though. Thumbs Up!

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  • gm280 commented on adamf135's instructable 2 X 4 Table Top1 week ago
    2 X 4 Table Top

    That is exactly how I build all the bench tops in my shop. And one was 16 feet long too. It was quite heavy. But between my two adult sons and myself, we handled it. Pine 2 x 4's can look amazing when cut and squared up that way. I even have the exact same planer that you used as well. Good project!

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  • gm280 commented on KevinByrne's instructable Giant Skeleton Halloween Decoration1 week ago
    Giant Skeleton Halloween Decoration

    Bravo sir Bravo, that was really neat. Post others when you make them. I would love to see them.

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  • gm280 commented on braulio777's instructable 10 Bits Binary Counter1 week ago
    10 Bits Binary Counter

    Nice to see someone still uses DIP chips to make things. Usually it is Arduino designed and built. But this will allow you to understand such circuits better in my opinion. Nice build...

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  • How to Rebuild a Brake Caliper (WITHOUT Removing It From You Car!)

    I recently rebuilt all four brake calibers on an older 96 Jeep Grand Cherokee. But I removed them from the vehicle, sandblasted them to clean bare metal, primed and repainted them. I replaced the pistons and seals and dust boots as well. And they looked and performed like new afterwards.

    Random Chris, please don't take my comment wrong. There is nothing wrong with how you did your calibers. I was only stating that I just recently rebuild the entire brake system by thoroughly clean all the rust and gunk off first and then rebuild them back to like new. And since there was no pitting in the bores, then new phenolic pistons and seals worked perfectly. Nice having sound brake now.

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  • gm280 commented on DuralM's instructable Making a Simple Casted Aluminum Phone Rack1 week ago
    Making a Simple Casted Aluminum Phone Rack

    Nice casting. Looks like it filled out great.

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  • gm280 commented on Wania Ahmed's instructable Tasty Hotdog Mummies!1 week ago
    Tasty Hotdog Mummies!

    I have to admit, they look pretty funny.

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  • gm280 commented on EATffortlesscooking's instructable How to Make Beef Empanadas2 weeks ago
    How to Make Beef Empanadas

    Well, if you can reconstruct them when I received them via email to their original taste, sure, go ahead. Otherwise I am eagerly waiting for the well package Fed X package to arrive. :-)

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  • DIY Inexpensive Deck Rails Out of Steel Conduit!

    Make sure you paint or cover any exposed bare steel because it will rust. But I've seen it used for balusters and then painted to coordinate with the color scheme of the house. It looked pretty nice too.

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  • gm280 commented on EATffortlesscooking's instructable How to Make Beef Empanadas2 weeks ago
    How to Make Beef Empanadas

    Not sure these taste as good as the ones we get at the local Cuban restaurant. So if you could send me a dozen or so, I can make a proper comparison. Yea that's the ticket. :-)

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  • gm280 commented on tomatoskins's instructable Make a Wood Tap From a Bolt2 weeks ago
    Make a Wood Tap From a Bolt

    Nice idea and if you want to make a tap for tapping metal, just take the newly made tap and heat it up to cherry red and then quench it in oil. That will make it a lot harder.

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  • gm280 commented on duncancurry's instructable Low Cost Radar Speed Sign2 weeks ago
    Low Cost Radar Speed Sign

    I totally understand your ideas and wants and reason why you build this. But I bet you are not the most liked person in your neighborhood now. And that could get worst once you WiFi pictures of the speeders as well. Just saying.

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  • gm280 commented on Dave Ham's instructable Making an Aluminium Wheel Hub2 weeks ago
    Making an Aluminium Wheel Hub

    Where there is a will, there is a way. Nice to see you getting into molds and aluminum pouring. It gets addictive though. Thumbs Up!

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  • gm280 commented on AndrewP317's instructable Heely Shoe Hiding Place2 weeks ago
    Heely Shoe Hiding Place

    Humm, I never seen a Heely Shoe before.

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  • gm280 commented on radiorental's instructable Accessible People Trailer 2 weeks ago
    Accessible People Trailer

    Nice design. I have only one thing to suggest, and that is because I know how inserts do things. You need to really think about capping off the tops and bottoms of the square box channel. Why? Because bees love to build nests in such places and will not like being disturbed when using the trailer. Just a suggestion. I do applaud your efforts, design and kindness for people that otherwise would never be able to enjoy such a place.

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  • gm280 commented on chaotech creations's instructable Foundry Upgrade2 weeks ago
    Foundry Upgrade

    How hot have to you taken it up to? I have been contemplating building a furnace to do the typical aluminum melts, but honestly really would like to get into copper, brass, bronze and even cast iron. That way you can make really nice items that can be machined to make different projects that much stronger.

    Thanks for the additional info. I am not really new to metal melting. I melted lead for decades now and aluminum is the next step, sort to speak. But I eventually want to be melting cast iron for projects that need to be that much stronger them mere aluminum. You can be sure when the time comes for me to venture into the serious metal foundry issues, I will have read and watched more videos then I really want to see. But I also understand the seriousness of doing such things. No safety issues will ever be side-stepped with me. When I get into any new hobby, I get into it seriously but safely. Thanks again!

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  • gm280 commented on cdstudioNH's instructable Christmas Tree Halloween Costume2 weeks ago
    Christmas Tree Halloween Costume

    That is pretty funny and inventive.

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  • Bolt Together 2 X 72 Belt Grinder

    I applaud you for designing and building a 2 x 72 belt grinder, especially out of bolts instead of welding it. If you made that same design and welded it up, it would be perfect. And since I have that capability, I may have to see what I can do. But nice project either way. Maybe you can look for a nice cheap MIG welder for your next metal project. I think you would love welding.

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  • It Was a Night Like Any Other Night...until She Arrived...

    Interesting concept. I like the idea of the zipper.

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  • gm280 commented on LSteeneck12's instructable How to Powder Coat3 weeks ago
    How to Powder Coat

    I have been interested in powder coating and thought this would give me an idea about doing so. But this is geared towards a specific setup and not a hobby home type setup. I realize the process is basically the same, but I was looking for a more home setup ordeal. I don't have access to such a huge oven or any other production type equipment.

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  • gm280 commented on TueBjørn's instructable Car Key Disguise!3 weeks ago
    Car Key Disguise!

    There are lots of places to hide a vehicle key on the vehicle. But you can't make the compartment stick out like a sore thumb. If the compartment looks new and totally different then everything else around it, it isn't hidden. The secret to hiding things is to make it blend in with the surroundings like it actually belongs there. JMHO

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  • gm280 commented on watcan's instructable 10 Simple Places to Hide Your Money3 weeks ago
    10 Simple Places to Hide Your Money

    So is that what a 20 dollar bill looks like. Hum, I guess it could work with one dollar bills as well.

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  • gm280 commented on mortipotimus's instructable Impaled Eyeball Cake Pops 3 weeks ago
    Impaled Eyeball Cake Pops

    If you have any left over, send a few to me to try. I'll keep an "eye" out for them.

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  • gm280 commented on makjosher's instructable A Better Rocket Boat3 weeks ago
    A Better Rocket Boat

    I think you now realize now that every proposed improvement isn't actually such. Every developer/inventor has issues along the way. That is how incualmental improvements work. The real winners learn from their mistakes and move forward. Keep chugging forward.

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  • gm280 commented on Jake_Makes's instructable Most REDNECK Forge Ever. Period.3 weeks ago
    Most REDNECK Forge Ever. Period.

    Your project was some how crudely interesting to watch. I applaud you for ingenuity. Oh, the reason the sink "paint" didn't burn off is because it is porcelain and not paint. They use to apply porcelain to cast iron type sinks years ago. Probably not so much these days though. But you did prove your point. Use what you have to do the job. Bravo!

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  • A Homemade Trailer That Is Bolted Together

    Strictly my opinion, I'd get a MIG welder setup. Reason? A MIG (Metal Inert Gas) can basically weld everything a general shop hobbyist would ever need. I own a Hobart MIG welder, and since buying it, I have so many more projects I can enjoy building. Amazing how once you get a nice welder setup, you can think of so many welding project to make. A MIG is also the easiest type welding for a person to learn welding. A total novice can make very nice weld joints pretty quick in so little time. JMHO

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  • gm280 commented on bekathwia's instructable Soldering Clean Wire Splices3 weeks ago
    Soldering Clean Wire Splices

    There are ways to stop solder from wicking up under insulation. They make a special tool called a anti-wick tweezers. They come in different gauges depending on the wire size you have. And you simply clip them on the ends of the insulation and solder away. The tweezers stops any solder from wicking up under the insulation. They also have heat sink clamps that do the very same thing. Check them out. It solves the wicking solder problems.

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  • gm280 commented on ibeme78's instructable Epic Treehouse4 weeks ago
    Epic Treehouse

    Very nice design and layout. I have to admit, some of the best tree houses are the ones not even attached to any tree. And that is because subtle movement of the trees will eventually take its affect on the wood attached to it. But just keep an eye for such issues and enjoy.

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  • gm280 commented on bekathwia's instructable Soldering Clean Wire Splices4 weeks ago
    Soldering Clean Wire Splices

    Nice job. What you created is called a "Lap" joint and it is used for the very reasons you stated, to not make a huge bulge in the wire by staggering the joints. I use that technique all the time and when done correctly, the wire length doesn't look bulky and lumpy. Nice project.

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  • A Homemade Trailer That Is Bolted Together

    I applaud your efforts and how you searched and acquired all the needed material. And the fact that you used what you had on hand to design and build what you needed as well. Nice effort. But I think you are now ready to buy a MIG welder and learn some much needed welding techniques. It really isn't that hard to accomplish and once you get started welding, a whole new world of ideas wakes up. It is very enjoying and satisfying. I think you can do it too. Bravo on your trailer.

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  • gm280 commented on Marklow's instructable Pine Needle Baskets4 weeks ago
    Pine Needle Baskets

    That is amazing and I seriously like what you designed and built. I see these type pine needle baskets at the local fair each year and wonder at how ingenious people are with nature material. I have to ask, when you come to the end of one needle set, do you simply start with another, or work single needles in as you go to keep a strong structure without an end or begin when you add in more needles? I see some very exotic designs with pine needles that people make at the fairs. Bravo to you for this project.

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  • gm280 commented on omars2's instructable Make a Powerful 9V Rechargable Salt Battery1 month ago
    Make a Powerful 9V Rechargable Salt Battery

    Interesting concept. Nice project.

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  • gm280 commented on Jakes workshop's instructable Make a Reverse Steering Bike1 month ago
    Make a Reverse Steering Bike

    I certainlly don't want to bust my butt...no thanks.

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  • gm280 commented on 4DIYers's instructable How to Rebuild a Starter Motor1 month ago
    How to Rebuild a Starter Motor

    Nice project and on that same Ford Ranger as well. Since I have a 95 model myself, you sooner or later will cover everything on this vehicle. I can't help but see that truck with such corrosion on it and wonder if it is from a northern state that uses salt on the icy roads in the winter. So much corrosion it has to be from some sort of salt. Just wondering.

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  • gm280 commented on KarenK116's instructable Peanut Butter & Jelly Pie Sticks1 month ago
    Peanut Butter & Jelly Pie Sticks

    I have to say, they look really good. Of course I could make a much better judgement if you send me one...okay a few.

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  • gm280 commented on MsMaoMaoz's instructable Mermaid Scales 1 month ago
    Mermaid Scales

    Not so hard. A little small flat air bladder(s) and some of your unique 3D prosthetic abilities and you could easily do it.

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  • gm280 commented on carl5blum's instructable V-Block From 4x4 Wood1 month ago
    V-Block From 4x4 Wood

    That works, and you can take the cut our (scrap) and angle cut as well it to make pyramids for your paint holders.

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  • gm280 commented on Tye Rannosaurus's instructable Cider Spiced Poison Apple Cupcakes1 month ago
    Cider Spiced Poison Apple Cupcakes

    They look pretty neat. If you happen to have any leftover, send me one. I'll eat it!

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  • Teach Students to Make Things by Making Them Write Instructables

    Sounds like a great idea. And the ones that get excited about this project are the ones that need to be doing this. It is hard to make everybody excited these days, so anything that helps direct their attention and focus their ideas into something productive and build something, is great.

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  • gm280 commented on Highlandboxes.'s instructable Pen Blanks1 month ago
    Pen Blanks

    You have taken this to a whole new level. I have turned tons of pens and pencils myself and the hardest material I've used yet was rattle snake skin. I used deer antler, and most every type wood you can think of. I even used polyester blends as well. But you have taken this to beyond that. Bravo!

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  • gm280 commented on mcorreadesign's instructable Muleta Cross1 month ago
    Muleta Cross

    Anytime you allow for a larger cross section area, you transfer the load across a larger area and therefore reduce the impact on the surface you are traversing. And that allows you to maneuver in sand and such, a lot easier. Nice design.

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  • gm280 commented on BeachsideHank's instructable Futons in the Mist1 month ago
    Futons in the Mist

    It is amazing what people do throw away. Some times all it needs is some TLC or even rebuild it into other things. And that goes for wood, metal, machines, and electronics. If you can think of it, you can find things tossed out to build it most of the time.

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  • Celebrate Sukkot With a New Sukkah

    The cost had to be extremely high. I was contemplating building something like that for other reasons, but after seeing the cost for just one 4' x 8' Plaskolite sheet, I couldn't afford to build it. Okay maybe I could, but I honestly could build something else for my ideas and needs a lot less costly. Obviously there was a ton of money available for this build.

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  • gm280 commented on SayantanM4's instructable Controlling Appliances From Smartphone1 month ago
    Controlling Appliances From Smartphone

    I realize that these days everybody would love to have their homes automated via computers and smart phones. But aren't you the least bit worried that anything you can control over such devices can also be hacked by other knowledgeable folks as well? If you don't go on the net or use smartphones to control things, nobody else can either. Just a thought. But I also like to see people venture into such things and understand how such things actually work.

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  • gm280 commented on benjenky's instructable Segmented Bowl1 month ago
    Segmented Bowl

    Very nice instructions and finished product. I have turned bowls as well and it is additing. Bravo on your project.

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  • gm280 commented on fredlam's instructable QCTP for Taig Lathe1 month ago
    QCTP for Taig Lathe

    I always enjoy reading and seeing other people manufacture metal lathe tools. Seems you made a good setup for your needs. I just bought an AXA series QCTP for my lathe and have yet to install it. But it is on the list for certain. Nice project!

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  • gm280 commented on Withered Perception's instructable Fix Toe Shoe Holes Cheap & Easy1 month ago
    Fix Toe Shoe Holes Cheap & Easy

    That is a good idea. My problem is I wear through the side of the shoes because I sit down cross-legged on the cement when working on so many projects and it grinds the outside of both shoes pretty quickly. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!

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  • gm280 commented on emilygraceking's instructable Stress-Reducing Weighted Blanket1 month ago
    Stress-Reducing Weighted Blanket

    Good project and I can see how a weighted blanket can really relieve stress.

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  • gm280 commented on tntronika's instructable Automatic Hall Effect Switch1 month ago
    Automatic Hall Effect Switch

    There is not many times I read a project about making electronic devices and not see problems and such, being a retired Engineering Technician. But this time you did a great project. Nice to see such a totally finished product that I would be proud to make and use. Have you checked to see what the idle current is? I would be interested. Good job!

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  • gm280 commented on vreinkymov's instructable Digital Caliper Battery Cover Switch1 month ago
    Digital Caliper Battery Cover Switch

    Have you checked to see how long the battery lasted doing this. I go through batteries like candy presently and started taking the battery out when not used.

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  • gm280 commented on fredlam's instructable Ball Tipped Lock Handle1 month ago
    Ball Tipped Lock Handle

    Looks like you are doing good work to me.

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  • Making a Powerful Generator From a Blender Motor DIY

    Most any motor when revered in operation can produce electricity. If it is a permanent magnet type, you simply spin the armature and it will produce an output proportional to the speed the armature is spun. If it is a electromagnetic stator type, you have to feed the stator some voltage to produce the magnetic fields. But then it produces an output voltage as well.

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  • gm280 commented on Donald Bell's instructable Too $hort Cat1 month ago
    Too $hort Cat

    Poor cat having to dance to rap music. Couldn't find anything better?

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  • gm280 commented on struth novo's instructable Making Jawless Zombie Prosthetics1 month ago
    Making Jawless Zombie Prosthetics

    I think you have a career in props. Post your offerings on some movie places and see what happens. You do great work.

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  • gm280 commented on struth novo's instructable Foam Latex Old Age Makeup1 month ago
    Foam Latex Old Age Makeup

    Nicely done. Looks great.

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  • Dark Chocolate Spiders Filled With Marshmallow Eggs

    Those have got to be the most realistic "fake" spiders I've seen yet. And to think you could eat them. Bravo on your instructable. Very interesting idea. If you have any left over, send me one!

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  • gm280 commented on MsMaoMaoz's instructable Dragon Lady1 month ago
    Dragon Lady

    Great once again. What type work do you do when not face painting? And does this face painting assist in that job?

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  • DIY Aluminum Bronze. One of the Hardest Bronzes

    I watch a lot of smelting and pours all the time. And one thing I don't see much of is fluxing the liquid metals before pouring. I melt tons of lead and make ingots from that. And I always flux the metal with some sort of wax. Be it a candle, crayon or what ever I have. I flux the liquid lead and it allows more of the slang that floats on the top, mix back into the lead to yield a much stronger finished pour. But I don't see anybody doing the fluxing with aluminum or copper. Why not? I believe it would also help with reducing metal separation when melting. Just wondering.

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  • gm280 commented on dentonwm1's instructable Night Vision1 month ago
    Night Vision

    This sounds all fine and good, but how about posting some actual pictures after the mod, so we can see the true results.

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  • gm280 commented on hvargas6's instructable Cleaning Pine Nuts for Jewelry1 month ago
    Cleaning Pine Nuts for Jewelry

    I thought once a pine cone falls from a tree, it has already opened and dispersed all the nuts/seed. IDK

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  • gm280 commented on ElectroSmash's instructable Raspberry Pi Zero Guitar Pedal1 month ago
    Raspberry Pi Zero Guitar Pedal

    Nice setup. Can you switch from one sound to another easily? I mean since it is preprogrammed, can you push a switch to the sound you want, or are they in a serial sequenced step setup?

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  • Fix a Speaker by Replacing the Foam Edge

    Seems those older speakers sound so much better then today's versions for some strange reason. I have a pair of Acoustic Research AR3a's that sound amazing still. Of course I replaced the woofers from the AR company once before I knew of the foam replacement ability like you posted. Bravo sir, Bravo. I hope you enjoy them for a longtime as well.

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  • gm280 commented on wordsnwood's instructable 100 Yr Old Barn Board Shelf1 month ago
    100 Yr Old Barn Board Shelf

    I love taking old wood and refurbishing it to nice new looking materials to build project with. Not a huge fan of leaving the wood old looking. But to each his own and there is plenty of room for all types of wood projects. Just glad it wasn't thrown in the trash/landfill.

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  • gm280 commented on MillennialDIYer's instructable DIY - Decoy Alarm for Motorcycles1 month ago
    DIY - Decoy Alarm for Motorcycles

    Sad that we have to actually do such things in the first place. People seem more pron to steal things these days then back when I was growing up. But your idea has merit. I did something similar like that for my grandson's bicycle. I installed a motion alarm and installed a separate battery system so nobody would see the wires. I guess it worked because this one hasn't been stolen yet.

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  • gm280 commented on ReconDigital's instructable Ultimate Hunting Stand1 month ago
    Ultimate Hunting Stand

    If you are nice and comfortable, you will hunt longer and more intense. I use to build 16' platform stands walled in on three sides high enough to allow you to see over the walls while sitting, and for long range propped shots. I also painted them with the latest camo styles and patterns and even had exterior paints mixed for each color. There were seriously a piece of work and so comfortable, that I hunted from them a lot longer during each hunt. You could easily use a heater in them when it got extremely cool as well. Nice post and project. Safety has to be first, and then serious hunting will happen all by itself.

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  • gm280 commented on FrontierShed's instructable Landscape Rock Tumbler1 month ago
    Landscape Rock Tumbler

    Nice idea. If the noise creates a problem either with yourselves or the neighbors, you could build a foam insulated box type cover to put over it while running. It won't stop all the noise but should reduce it a lot. I can only realize how noisy it is. I tumbled rocks before, but on a much much smaller scale.

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  • gm280 commented on ClockworkLemon's instructable Cordless Drill LiPo Conversion1 month ago
    Cordless Drill LiPo Conversion

    Nice conversions I'd say. And, yes, the battery balance connections are needed for charging them safely. But you should get a longer running drill and a quicker charging one as well now. I say that is a good thing.

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  • gm280 commented on blofmitten's instructable Pigs in a Blanket1 month ago
    Pigs in a Blanket

    The two problems I see are, I don't have any of them here to eat now, and I don't look at them as mere snacks, but more of a meal when I start eating them. I know I should share... :-(

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  • gm280 commented on vikkey321's instructable Police Siren Circuit Using 555 Timer IC1 month ago
    Police Siren Circuit Using 555 Timer IC

    Could always use a 556 timer to simplify the parts count. And it sounds more like a British siren then a simple American siren.

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  • gm280 commented on JunezRiyaz's instructable How to Make Simple Flyback Driver1 month ago
    How to Make Simple Flyback Driver

    If you can get this to fire more continuously, you could make a "Jacob's Ladder".

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  • gm280 commented on arunscuddalore's instructable BATTERY LOW ALARM1 month ago
    BATTERY LOW ALARM

    Could even use SMD on a lot smaller PC board to make it even smaller in size. That way you can actually install in on the back of the buzzer if you like.

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    Nice idea there and that can help control having too much solder on SMD. However, the SMD can get so small that unless you have the exact type soldering equipment needed for the extremely small parts, you're in for some frustrations at best. Once you get down to the 0402 and 0603 sizes, it is near impossible to solder with any typical soldering iron. The parts are so small that without a microscope (or at least an eye monocular), you would have a hard time even identifying the correct sides to actually solder. But you have a good post here.

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  • gm280 commented on ArianaSLabus's instructable Wicked Witch Face Paint1 month ago
    Wicked Witch Face Paint

    That looks great. Nicely done.

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    I have to say, I don't see how the Zenor Diode doesn't blow instantly when you flip the switch. Because any voltage over and above the Zenor Diode rating would be shunted to ground and with no current limiting with the switch closed, that would be an amazing amount of current. That has me wondering looking at the schematic diagram. Are you sure you have it connected up that way? IDK?

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  • gm280 commented on kdac's instructable Restoring My Nonno's 60ish Year Old Table Saw1 month ago
    Restoring My Nonno's 60ish Year Old Table Saw

    Very nice refurbishing job I'd say. Bravo sir, bravo. And for the record, the only people that never make a mistake, are those then never do anything. However, if you learned from those mistakes, then they were merely lessons and not mistakes after all.I actually did the same things to an old Craftsman cast iron table saw. And now that saw is a pin point precision cutting saw for sure.

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  • Fix Broken Plastic! Never Throw It Away Any More!

    I've been trying this for a long time. However, there are some repairs that just aren't going to work out. And the main reason is because you can't repair the total break all the way through. When the plastic item was initially made, the polymers were attached to each other without any interruptions. But repairing a break usually can't repair all the polymer links back again like new. So some repairs will simply not hold up to any amount of stress. But like your project posting, it never hurts to try.

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  • gm280 commented on kdac's instructable Restoring My Nonno's 60ish Year Old Table Saw1 month ago
    Restoring My Nonno's 60ish Year Old Table Saw

    Very nice refurbishing job I'd say. Bravo sir, bravo. And for the record, they only people that never make a mistake are those that never do anything. But if you learned from your mistakes, then the are merely lessons and not mistakes after all.I basically did the same thing to an old Craftsman cast iron table saw. And that saw is now a pin point precision cutting table saw.

    Very nice refurbishing job I'd say. Bravo sir, bravo. And for the record, they only people that never make a mistake are those that never do anything. But if you learned from your mistakes, then the are merely lessons and not mistakes after all.I basically did the same thing to an old Craftsman cast iron table saw. And that saw is now a pin point precision cutting table saw.

    Very nice refurbishing job I'd say. Bravo sir, bravo. And for the record, the only people that don't make mistakes are those that never do anything. But if you learned from your mistakes, then they are lessons and not real mistakes after all. I did basically the same type refurbishing with an old Craftsman cast iron table saw. And that saw is now pin point precision to cut with.

    Very nice refurbishing job I'd say. Bravo sir, bravo. And for the record, they only people that never make a mistake are those that never do anything. But if you learned from your mistakes, then the are merely lessons and not mistakes after all.I basically did the same thing to an old Craftsman cast iron table saw. And that saw is now a pin point precision cutting table saw.

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